Top 10 Companies That Control the World’s Food and Your Diet

    #10 Associated British Foods PLC<br />Revenue: $21.1 billion<br />Advertising spending: N/A<br />Profits: $837 million<br />Employees: 112,652 #9 The Coca-Cola Co. Revenue: $46.9 billion Advertising spending: $3.0 billion Profits: $8.6 billion Employees: 130,600 #8 Groupe Danone S.A. Revenue: $29.3 billion Advertising spending: $1.2 billion Profits: $2.0 billion Employees: 104,642 #7 General Mills, Inc. Revenue: $17.9 billion Advertising spending: $1.1 billion Profits: $1.8 billion Employees: 43,000 #6 Kellogg Co. Revenue: $14.8 billion Advertising spending: $1.1 billion Profits: $1.8 billion Employees: 30,277 #5 Mars, Inc. Revenue: $33.0 billion Advertising spending: $2.2 billion Profits: N/A Employees: 60,000 #4 Mondelez International, Inc. Revenue: $35.3 billion Advertising spending: $1.9 billion Profits: $3.9 billion Employees: 107,000 #3 Nestlé S.A. Revenue: $103.5 billion Advertising spending: $3.0 billion Profits: $11.2 billion Employees: 333,000 #2 PepsiCo Inc. Revenue: $66.4 billion Advertising spending: $2.5 billion Profits: $6.7 billion Employees: 274,000 #1 Unilever Group Revenue: $68.5 billion Advertising spending: $7.4 billion Profits: $6.7 billion Employees: 174,381

    According to Market Watch, these top 10 agriculture and food production companies employ a third of the world’s entire workforce, make a lot of money, and have a very powerful influence on what we eat and the environment we live in.

    Some have a better reputation for environmental sustainability and work ethic than others, says Oxfam.

    Take a closer look at the huge variety of products in your supermarket, and don’t be surprised if you find that almost all of them are owned by just these ten companies.

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